On Yemisi Ilesanmi’s Poetry

Yemisi Ilesanmi, one of the newest bloggers on Freethoughtblogs, is clearly a force to be reckoned with. As her bio states, she’s a Master of Law in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights; a trade unionist; a human rights activist; an author; and sometimes moonlights as a plus size model.

But none of that is what this article is about. This article is about her poetry.

Many of the commenters on the Slyme Pit are of the opinion that her poetry is dreadful. One even compared it to Vogon poetry. But this reporter disagrees. Her poetry isn’t bad per se; it could just be formatted less like a poem generated by the Adolescent Poetry Generator.

Here’s an example – the first stanza of her poem Mother Nature, My Explosive Lover:

Mother Nature

Beautiful you are

You smile and I waver

You kiss and I quiver

Aroused by your touch

Fed by your smooch

Melting my heart

Twisting my feelings

Swinging my being

With your seduction

Warm in the embrace

Of your blazing love

Watch what happens when it’s formatted more in the style of a standard poem:

We’ve known each other for so long. Your heart’s been aching, but

You’re too shy to say it. Inside, we both know what’s been going on;

We know the game, and we’re gonna play it.

We’re no strangers to love; you know the rules,

And so do I. A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of.

You wouldn’t get this from any other guy.

One Response to On Yemisi Ilesanmi’s Poetry

  1. oolon says:

    Couldn’t agree more… A Rick roll fits the intellectual level of the Slymepit brain-dead poets society very well.

    Look forward to seeing your poetry, didn’t know you were a poetry buff!

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